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Jacking up a RG (or other touring bike)

At the rear of the lower frame their is a bash plate (hanging slightly below frame) spanning between two lower frame members. Is it OK to support bike on this with jack? ((Using Craftsman jack with two rubber-coated beams spread 8" (i.s.) apart.))

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I use the same jack and it's never caused me any problems I'm aware of. I always try to get the bike balanced from front to back and wherever that happens, that's where the jack goes.
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I always jack on that bash plate. On the new frame bikes, there is really no way not to using any of the standard lifts (put bull, J&S, craftsman, etc).
No problems for me so far.
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would that be the red jack? or the yellow jack? I'm told the color is important!



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Either jack works. I use the gold one and a friend has the red one. Used them both on both bikes.


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would that be the red jack? or the yellow jack? I'm told the color is important!

I have a red RG, so I use the red jack!

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my bike is sitting in the garage right now on a red one and has been for a month. sat on the same jack most of last winter.
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Me too...but a yellow jack. Both wheel off the ground, small block of wood to keep front from swinging - and jack lock bar in place!


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I have no problem jacking mine up on the base plate, raise it to wash it and store for winter in full upright position on the Pittbull all winter long


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Me too...but a yellow jack. Both wheel off the ground, small block of wood to keep front from swinging - and jack lock bar in place!
X10000! VERY IMPORTANT! Jack lock bar in place! and kickstand down!
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